Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant is one of multiple players dealing with the coronavirus. New reports claim the two-time NBA champion has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Nets have already issued a statement on the players’ infections. The entire team is expected to remain isolated during their quarantine.
The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting. All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible. (Nets Press Release)
Wait, There’s More
According to reports, the NBA team had tests performed last weekend. However, results took 72 hours to come back.
The Nets paid a private company to conduct the tests for team members, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The tests were conducted on Saturday, but results were not available until Tuesday, Greg Logan of Newsday reports. The organization is now going through the process of notifying anyone who had contact with the players over the past two weeks, including other teams. Since March 3, Brooklyn has played the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. (CBS Sports)
Before You Go
Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell has addressed seeing people going out during the global coronavirus crisis. He encouraged Americans to stay home and not increase the spread.